(Illustration from The Epoch Times)
A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory
A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
A man's real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, in
nothing else is he poor.
A memory is what is left when something happens and does not completely
-Edward de Bono
As important as shared memories is the silent agreement that certain
things never happened.
Before adolescence, memory is more interested in the future than the
-Gabriel Garcia Márquez
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of
Death is that state in which one exists only in the memory of others.
Which is why it is not an end.
(from 'Skin of Evil,' Star Trek: The Next Generation)
-Hannah Louise Shearer
Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from
Everyone complains of his memory, but nobody of his judgment.
-Francois de la Rochefoucauld
God gave us our memories so that we might have roses in December.
Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
He who has not a good memory should never take upon him the trade of
-Michel de Montaigne
Hope has a good memory, gratitude a bad one.
I have a photographic memory, but my mind's out of film.
I never commit to memory anything that can easily be looked up in a book.
If a man needs an elaborate tombstone in order to remain in the memory
of his country, it is clear that his living at all was an act of
If there is any substitute for love, it is memory.
If you want to test your memory, try to remember what you were worrying
about one year ago today.
-E. Joseph Cossman
In memory everything seems to happen to music.
In plucking the fruit of memory one runs the risk of spoiling its bloom.
It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the
memory of the commercial classes.
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward.
Liars ought to have good memories.
Love and memory last and will so endure till the game is called because
Maybe age is kinder to us than we think. With my bad eyes, I can't see
how bad I look, and with my rotten memory, I have a good excuse for
getting out of a lot of stuff.
Memories and possibilities are even more hideous than realities.
Memory can glean, but never renew. It brings us joys faint as is the
perfume of flowers, faded and dried, of the summer that is gone.
-Henry Ward Beecher
Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never know what small
pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.
Memory is a crazy woman who hoards colored rags and throws away food.
Memory is a great betrayer.
Memory is a net; one finds it full of fish when he takes it from the
brook; but a dozen miles of water have run through it without sticking.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Memory is better than a video because it's free and it doesn't work very
Memory is not just the imprint of the past time upon us; it is the
keeper of what is meaningful for our deepest hopes and fears.
Memory is the editor of one's sense of life.
Memory is the one paradise out of which we cannot be driven.
Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories- and telling
other people a somewhat different version of our stories.
My memory of you is better than you.
Nostalgia, as always, had wiped away bad memories and magnified the good
-Gabriel Garcia Márquez
Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
-Franklin P. Adams
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
-John Kenneth Galbraith
O Memory! thou fond deceiver.
One form of loneliness is to have a memory and no one to share it with.
Ordinarily men exercise their memory much more than their judgment.
Our memory is a more perfect world than the universe: it gives back life
to those who no longer exist.
-Guy de Maupassant
Own only what you can carry with you: know language, know countries,
know people, let your memory be your travel bag.
Past and future exist only in our memory. The present moment, though, is
outside of time, it's Eternity.
Pay heed to the tales of old wives. It may well be that they alone keep
in memory what it was once needful for the wise to know.
Pleasure is found first in anticipation, later in memory.
Powerful men in particular suffer from the delusion that human beings
have no memories. I would go so far as to say that the distinguishing
trait of powerful men is the psychotic certainty that people forget acts
of infamy as easily as their parents' birth.
Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever
happen to one again.
Speak for the ear and write for the memory.
Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the
declining sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.
The advantage of a bad memory is that, several times over, one enjoys
the same good things for the first time.
-Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for
jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most
The memory of the American public is about six weeks.
-F. Lee Bailey
The one who relies on authority during a discussion does not use his
mind but his memory.
-Leonardo da Vinci
The traditional media has the attention span and historical memory of an
The true art of memory is the art of attention.
There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
-Henry Wheeler Shaw
There has never been a statue erected to the memory of someone who let
well enough alone.
There is not any memory with less satisfaction than the memory of some
temptation we resisted.
-James Branch Cabell
There's a brief moment when you first wake up where you have no
memories, a blissful blank slate, a happy emptiness, but it doesn't last
long and you remember exactly where you are and what you are trying to
Those only deserve a monument who do not need one; that is, who have
raised themselves a monument in the minds and memories of men.
Time moves in one direction, memory in another.
True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.
Universal History is ... not a burden on the memory but an illumination
of the soul.
Waterloo will wipe out the memory of my forty victories; but that which
nothing can wipe out is my Civil Code. That will live forever.
What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of one's faculties,
mental and physical, but the burden of one's memories.
-W. Somerset Maugham
When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old.
Why should we have enough memory to retain even the smallest details of
what happened to us, while we do not have enough to remember how many
times we have told them to the same person?
-Francois de la Rochefoucauld
You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.
-Stanislaw J. Lec
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